"Rose Smith has advanced the cause of ShelterBox tenfold. She is constantly visiting clubs, helping with displays, offering presentations, making contacts, and following up. To us, she is a superlady."

- Don Ohlgren, ShelterBox

 
Rose Smith was born in England and came to Canada in 1990. She was a Special Education Teacher in the U.K and since coming to Canada has worked for 13 years at Niagara University as an Associate Professor working with Student Teachers.

Rose has been involved in scouting for 48 years both in the UK and in Canada. She has served as an assistant club leader, an advisor/counsellor, a weekend warden, a writer/director for Scout Jamborees, and an organizer for the Chief Scout Award ceremonies and the annual Scout and Guide Week. In 1997, Rose and her husband Ken organized a two-week Camp at Camp Wetaskwin in St. Catharines for 440 English Scouts, Venturers, and Leaders. While in the UK, Rose was invited to the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace for her services to Scouting, which was quite an honour.

In addition to scouting activities, Rose has been a Sunday School Teacher, choir member, and barbershop chorus member. She has written and directed plays for her church, women's institute groups, and for A.N. Myer High School. A Hospice volunteer in the UK, Rose is now a member of a group working to building a Hospice in Niagara Falls. On Canada Day 1995, both Rose and her husband Ken were presented with a Good Citizen Award by Niagara Falls City Council.

Since coming to Canada, Rose has supported her husband with Rotary. While volunteering, Rose met Don Ohlgren, Executive Director of Shelter Box Canada, an international disaster relief charity that specializes in emergency shelter. Today, Rose is an Ambassador for ShelterBox in the Niagara area.

For her tireless service to others, the Rotary Club of St. Catharines South is proud to recognize Rose Smith as a Paul Harris Fellow.